10 posts in category Readings

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Poets on Earth: Environmental Write-In, Reading, and Open Mic

ATTN: Wolfpack Writers! Let's howl! We interrupt our regularly scheduled speaker series with an urgent call to gather and raise our voices! From Earthday.org: "We have just over a decade to halve our emissions to avoid the most devastating impacts of climate change on our food supply, national security, global health, extreme weather, and more."There is simply no time to waste. We need urgent and ambitious action at every level, from heads of state submitting increased ...

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An event at 2727 California Street

We’re Leading the Poetry Express Open Mic February 20th

Sponsored by the Berkeley Branch of the California Writers Club, Poetry Express is back in Berkeley! Come on out to 2727 California Street in south Berkeley to hear open mic poetry. 2727 California Street is a multi-use event space and cooperative art gallery. The open mic readers will be surrounded by paintings as they express their poetry to the audience. Mark States founded Poetry Express in 2002. While held at various venues throughout Berkeley (and one time in Oakland), Poetry Express ...

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CWC Annual Showcase LIVE @ CLIOS BOOKS June 17, 2023

This June, we're doubly excited to be doing a LIVE author showcase this year, and to be doing it at a soon-to-launch bookstore in the heart of Oakland! This annual event gives us the opportunity to celebrate our members who have published books in the past 2 years. We all work hard to get our writing out in the world and having a new book is a tremendous accomplishment! The Berkeley Branch of the California Writers Club is proud to recognize and celebrate its eleven members who have ...

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“A Reading in the Redwoods” & Open Mic with Ayodele Nzinga, 10/21/22

The third week of every October is California Writers Week, and this year our community event features Oakland's first Poet Laureate, Ayodele "Wordslanger" Nzinga, who accepted an honorary membership to the CWC at last year's historic celebration of California writers, From Ina to Ayodele. At that event, we celebrated the restoration of the water feature in the Woodminster Cascade, although unfortunately, a technical obstacle kept the fountain and hillside creek dry. A year to the date ...

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A Sneak Peek of our Sneak Peek: Highlights from Interviews with some of the Authors at this Saturday’s Book Launch

What’s it like to write a book? What inspires a writer along their epic journey towards crafting a masterpiece? Here is a sampling of our authors’ thoughts as they write and publicize their books. Meet all of them and more at our free reading this Saturday, June 16th: Sneak Peek 2022. Visit our 2022 Books Shop on Bookshop.org Meet a Few of the Authors from this Saturday's Event Vivian Pisano Living in Two Worlds “In Living in Two Worlds the author unpacks, with ...

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Local Author Showcase at our Annual New Book Celebration on June 18, 2022

On Saturday, June 18th, the Berkeley Branch of the California Writers Club will honor its members who have published a new title in the past year. This is a proud moment for this century-old writing club, highlighting the diverse literary accomplishments and talents of this notable group. A wide range of literary genres will be featured, including historical fiction, mystery, fantasy, non-fiction, and poetry. The virtual celebration will take place starting at 1:30pm with the final Club ...

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CWC at the Hayward Lit Hop this Saturday

Don't miss this amazing lineup of Berkeley Branch Poets at the "Embodied" reading at the first annual Hayward Lit Hop, which was also started by a member of our branch, Cristina Deptula. We are not physical beings having a spiritual experience.—but spiritual beings having a physical experience. We'll be sharing our stories of pain and transcendence, sense and sensation through a literary lens. Your fingers on the keyboard. Your breath after a fright. The fight against the flesh, the flow ...

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Honor the Earth with Sustainable Storytelling & Literary Action 4/24/22

Join us April 24th for a festival of outdoor lit in Joaquin Miller Park! Our April meeting will be set among a day full of springtime activities and networking. All events are free except the meeting/speaker series, for which we ask that you purchase a ticket. (Free tickets are available for those who need them. 10-12 p.m. Earth Day in the Park Come work with Friends of Joaquin Miller Park featuring a CWC Wolf-Pack write-in. Dale Risden, president of Friends of Joaquin Miller ...

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Get Hooked on a Local Author at the CWC Annual Book Launch—6/19/21

The California Writer's Club is hosting its annual launch party for member authors who were published in 2020-2021. Join us to hear eight fresh voices span genres from women's fiction to thrillers, and self-help. A unique opportunity to absorb the vibrant local lit scene and get some great new books! The Zoom will open at 3:00 p.m. on June 19th. We will install the new 2021 board before the reading begins around 3:30. The event is free and you can register your ticket here. This year, we ...

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Meet 20+ new BOOKSTARS and enjoy your summer reading!

https://youtu.be/pmAPQxDCEEE 20+ Authors from the Berkeley Branch of the California Writers Club read from 20+ new books on 6/20/2020 Purchase all these titles at Our Bookshop! (Profits go to our members of color who are severely impacted by the Covid crisis.)  Hello Universe Lovers & Oakland, I'm Not Dead by Keith Mark Gaboury A Waltz in Tennessee by Francine Howard Tell Me, Signora by Ann Harleman Expect Betrayal by JoAnn Smith Ainsworth Into the Black by Beth Barany ...

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